Dogs and Berries

Dogs and Berries

Yay for exceptions and surprises.  A lot of comments/emails came my way that the style in SF was mostly laid back and bad layering.  Someone did say there were flashes of brilliance.  I think this was one of them.  Excuse the short post as I have to go to hunt for medicine in Walgreens but Nicole here perked me up yesterday as soon as I saw her Viktor & Rolf for H&M tights (I don’t wear them half as well…) and her berry brooches…


…and she has the perfect pooch…the kind that doesn’t growl/poop (I’m not really an animal person…)



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  1. Samantha

    2008-10-29 at 11:18 PM

    I love that it’s themed throughout with the doggy shoes and the leafy hair ornament. Amazing outfit.

  2. rosa

    2008-10-29 at 11:29 PM

    that coat!

  3. enc

    2008-10-29 at 11:42 PM

    She’s got incredible style. I love the coat!

  4. KD

    2008-10-29 at 11:45 PM

    Amazing! Absolutely amazing!

  5. KD

    2008-10-29 at 11:45 PM

    Amazing style and incredible shoes!

  6. Nicole

    2008-10-29 at 11:52 PM

    Thanks so much for taking my picture and the lovely comments! Tonight ill see you at the fashion show, Ill be wearing an ensemble created completely by me 🙂

  7. A

    2008-10-29 at 11:58 PM

    I have never been brave enough to tackle the ‘Everything all at once’ look but it looks great on this lady. The berry brooches and tights really add to the entire outfit. Lovely!

  8. tanya

    2008-10-30 at 12:05 AM

    ah this made me smile. thanks!

  9. Poochie

    2008-10-30 at 12:42 AM

    I have those tights too (in black as well) but haven’t worn them yet. I need to!

  10. Ian

    2008-10-30 at 1:21 AM

    I love it. She looks like she walked out of a storybook, or a strawberry patch. The red in her jacket and the pink in her leggings are a wonderful complement to her eyes and her rosy cheeks.
    Love the fruit on her neckline. Reminds me of a friend of mine who wears a grape necklace thing sometimes. When I see someone dressed like this it really makes me feel happy about clothes and what clothes can do to compliment someone’s uniqueness. I think she must have a great point of view.

  11. Shesdressingup

    2008-10-30 at 1:37 AM

    The berry broaches are fantastic, I love how she’s worn them!

  12. Madison

    2008-10-30 at 2:00 AM

    Ah, those shoes are intriguing.. and as bold as her outfit is, I can’t seem to keep my eyes off of the patterned carpet.
    I feel a bit ADHD.

  13. fashion herald

    2008-10-30 at 2:23 AM

    Nicole is doing SF proud. And I want to pretend that’s a wicker Gromit.

  14. Songy

    2008-10-30 at 3:50 AM

    She’s got some funky style down pat. Look at them shoes. Sweet.

  15. michele

    2008-10-30 at 4:05 AM

    So funny ref to “not really an animal person”
    Again you prove your brilliance. Who is willing to slave after a dog all day cleaning up its endless poop?
    Not Susie Bubble !
    I have a pet fancy rat
    She is the perfect pet
    very cute
    really smart
    so sweet
    ridiculously easy to maintain
    she does not bark growl or make noise
    she’s really lovely
    But there is one dog I adore and would take in a heartbeat and that is my sons Shiba Inu
    the most adorable dog I have ever seen. Truly worth being a slave to
    She is my granchild/dog 🙂
    thecrafty cameleon in california

  16. WendyB

    2008-10-30 at 5:02 AM

    No vet bills — the perfect dog.

  17. Rose

    2008-10-30 at 5:20 AM

    Brilliant! This cheer up my day.

  18. Bex

    2008-10-30 at 5:47 AM

    The shoes are cute!

  19. Brigadeiro

    2008-10-30 at 6:10 AM

    Wow, just checked out Nicole’s blog, and love her style in it! The gorgeous cloche hats & vintage dresses are just darling!

  20. a dreamer

    2008-10-30 at 6:28 AM

    hahah she is so awesome. i love her matching doggy shoes and bag. i don’t htink i could pull off that outfit…

  21. Miss Glitzy

    2008-10-30 at 7:24 AM

    I love her shoes, so cute and funny.

  22. helen of chictopia

    2008-10-30 at 7:34 AM

    wow, where did you find her? now i’m going to be super alert walking around san francisco, looking for these “flashes of brilliance”.

  23. The Clothes Horse

    2008-10-30 at 9:24 AM

    I adore the quirky touches throughout her outfit. The berry brooches are my favorite detail by far!

  24. L.

    2008-10-30 at 9:41 AM

    Her style kills me…. every single time. It’s so so good and she loves the Hives too!

  25. Merily

    2008-10-30 at 9:57 AM

    Wow, I love the dalmatian flats too, that’s so crazy it’s beautiful 😀

  26. SOS!

    2008-10-30 at 10:56 AM

    ooh la la susie.. stylish friends across the glob

  27. lisa

    2008-10-30 at 12:20 PM

    I love her coat and shoes.

  28. Ruby

    2008-10-30 at 1:06 PM

    Loving her shoes, love, love, love (read ‘want want want’)!!! Oh for more dalmo’ aplique attire!

  29. SOS!

    2008-10-30 at 1:34 PM

    globe. not glob….stupid computer! x

  30. Snapshot Fashion

    2008-10-30 at 2:30 PM

    that puppy is too cute!!!

  31. Gata

    2008-10-30 at 2:51 PM

    Love the jacket, the shoes are too fun for words! Must conjure up the cat version of this outfit.

  32. FraeuleinM.

    2008-10-30 at 2:58 PM

    I absolutely adore this outfit! Does she work in fashion?

  33. miss woo

    2008-10-30 at 3:30 PM

    Cute! Subtle matching of the doggy shoes with the pooch purse there!

  34. jadore-fashion

    2008-10-30 at 5:10 PM

    cute, she got some funky style, i doubt if i can pull that off!!! cute doggy 🙂

  35. lee jones

    2008-10-30 at 5:22 PM

    i absolutely love the shoes!

  36. LindyLula

    2008-10-30 at 6:06 PM

    I take exception to the SF style comments. I don’t know where you’ve been hanging out but certainly not with the folks I know who are not afraid of color, costume, vintage, mismatch, and quirk. Really, what San Francisco does best is allow people to be themselves and wave the freak flag loud and proud. We are the home of trannies for pete’s sake. And while there are plenty of fashion faux pas, there is more often than not flashes of transgression and of brilliance. Being in an environment that is so accepting of the odd allows for experimentation you wouldn’t get anywhere else.
    What we don’t do in SF is “trendy”, labels or “it bags”. And we wouldn’t be caught dead in H&M that’s for sure. Unless it was to buy cheap undies and bras.

  37. The Stiletto Effect

    2008-10-30 at 7:07 PM

    the coat and the shoes are very cool , but the outfit as a whole is not really my style and I don’t really think she looks great on it! but that’s just me…
    the tights are the only thing I really imagine myself wearing!

  38. Make Do Style

    2008-10-30 at 7:34 PM

    I love the 101 dalmation shoes!

  39. Jamie

    2008-10-30 at 8:04 PM

    when will you be back in london??

  40. OutsaPop

    2008-10-30 at 8:10 PM

    My first impression of this lady and her outfit was o-o.. But 5 secs later it changed to OH-YES. That doggy-bag just rocks. Amazing. I wish more people would realize that everyday dressing up can be FUN.

  41. juliet

    2008-10-30 at 8:45 PM

    I guess my bf wouldn’t get any allergic reactions from that dog.
    juliet xxx

  42. floraposte

    2008-10-30 at 8:48 PM

    I love the dalmation shoes and that coat is amazing. I love accessories and the bag is cool but it is nothing compared to a real dog!!!

  43. Romeika

    2008-10-30 at 8:50 PM

    Oh, she’s so wonderful.

  44. AngieMontreal

    2008-10-31 at 12:20 AM

    I love the pattern of that jacket so much I wish I could buy rolls of wallpaper in it and do up my entire bedroom. I love people who are fearless in their style, this girl rocks my world 😉

  45. winnie

    2008-10-31 at 12:29 AM

    I love her kooky style. Her shoes are fab!

  46. anna

    2008-10-31 at 2:48 AM

    aah… her shoes… match her bag! adorable!

  47. Saskia

    2008-10-31 at 8:41 AM

    i love people wearing their clothes with a sense of humour. it’s so much more interesting than all those stereotypes which i am so tired of.

  48. stella-mayfair

    2008-10-31 at 10:39 AM

    what a lovely, lovely girl! right out of a fairytale, and a fun one! LOVE it!

  49. lady coveted

    2008-10-31 at 3:43 PM

    she’s so lovely, i only wish i had known about her before i left…
    that dog bag is awesome.

  50. Donkey

    2008-10-31 at 3:44 PM

    She makes me miss SF!!

  51. ambika

    2008-10-31 at 4:22 PM

    Style on the west coast in general is ridiculously laid back. Even in L.A., where you think style might be more of a concern, it’s all flip flops or Uggs.
    Adore that pooch purse.

  52. kirsty lee

    2008-11-01 at 1:37 PM

    i love the mix of colours. took me so so long to spot the dogs on the shoes.

  53. a.

    2008-11-01 at 11:01 PM

    that look is very SF! the coat is j. crew, right? i loved the print when i saw it at a discount store but couldn’t imagine how i would wear it… this chica has pulled it off. love.

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